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Hill Holt Wood Office _ Cafe

Health Support Ranger

October 2022

Salary : £19,760 pro rata

Contract : Part Time - Fixed Term Contract (6 Months) 

Hours : 10am - 2pm Tuesday to Friday (16 Hours) 


The Hill Holt Health Programme is a nature-based therapeutic service, based on the Ecotherapy or Green Care model of wellbeing. By getting outside and working on woodland management, conservation and coppice craft activities in our beautiful 43-acre ancient woodland, our participants find their emotional, cognitive, and physical health improves.

Our participants come to us with a range of mental and physical health, neurological and learning disability support needs. Some just feel low and want time out following redundancy or a bereavement. Sessions are planned around individual need and use woodland management to help them develop resilience and self-confidence so that they can better manage their mental health. We work with them and their health care practitioner, if they have one, so that they can achieve their goals.

Our nature-based intervention schemes are designed to help the individual live happier and healthier lives through improving green spaces for the wider community and creating products from resources created by the woodland. This work is meaningful and helps develops a variety of life skills in the participants.


We are looking for an individual to support the Senior Ranger in charge of the Health provision at Norton Disney Bigwood.

They must have an empathic and patient nature and enjoy working outdoors in the woodland.

Some experience of working within the mental health sector is desirable but not essential, it is important that the person is able to listen and communicate effectively and offer advice and support when required.

This opportunity is about doing rewarding work in beautiful natural surroundings and encouraging people to build their skills, confidence, and social interaction so they can lead fulfilling lives.


  • Working with the Health Ranger to enable the safety, positive engagement and personal growth of the participants, according to their individual support plans

  • According to seasonal needs of the woodland and direction by the Health Ranger, creatively manage the woodland with a team of adults with a variety of abilities and support needs, both physical and emotional, using hand tools wherever possible

  • Ongoing passive education of participants of the needs and methods of conservation and sustainable works and enabling their full participation

Full driving licence essential.

This post requires an enhanced DBS check.
Hill Holt Wood is an equal opportunity employer.


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